T he Primary Health Network (PHN) began with one small community health center site in the Shenango Valley, in 1984, with a central focus on providing the highest quality of care to the people we serve. Since our inception in 1984, The Primary Health Network, a private, non-profit organization, has worked with local communities to develop and implement a new model of health care: the Community Health Center.
After over 37 years of service, PHN has grown to become the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the nation. Currently, we staff over 150 physicians, dentists, physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners, and other health professionals. Our support staff includes over 450 employees, as well. Last year, we reached over 70,000 patients through health, educational, and enabling services.
At PHN, our patients are the center of our focus. We take various measures to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care. Some initiatives include our Primary Care Medical Home, free patient transportation in select counties (Beaver, Blair, Butler, Clarion, Erie, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Mifflin counties) to medical appointments, and our continuing accreditation by the Joint Commission. Adapting to the changing healthcare market, PHN participates in most managed care plans, processes most insurances, and offers a Sliding Fee Discount to eligible patients.
Our country's future healthcare system will present new challenges and opportunities for growth. The Primary Health Network stands ready to meet the healthcare needs of all residents in the communities we serve, and we will continue to look to the future, as we continue to provide quality healthcare.